Random Bytes 130225 is a powerhouse collection of interesting posts and sites that recently came my way. You will find noteworthy workshops, photo biz tips, and more. Enjoy!
Peter Read Miller Sports Photography Workshop—Sports photographer extraordinaire Peter Read Miller will hold his 11th-annual spring weeklong workshop April 8–14 in Denver [workshop FAQ and workshop registration]. Peter has shot eight Olympics, 26 Super Bowls, 14 NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Final, the World Series, the Kentucky Derby, the NCAA Final Four, and 100+ Sports Illustrated covers. This is an amazing opportunity to spend a week shooting with and learning from one of the industry’s best. If you can’t make it to Denver, the workshop will be held in Atlanta next fall. Sign up for Peter’s mailing list here.
David Cooper Dance Photography Workshop—David Cooper will hold his dance photography workshop on June 2 in Vancouver. If you’re interested in creating images of any type of athlete frozen in mid-air, this will be a day well-spent. If you’re captivated by dance, consider this a must-attend. David shoots for the best dance and theater companies throughout North America. You’ll find the workshop info here. Check out David’s portfolios here.
30 Things You Should Know to Help You Start a Photography Business—Australian portrait photographer, Gina Milicia has penned a great list of 30 tips for emerging pros. If you are sorting how and why you should earn money with your camera, you will find these quick tips to be insightful. Check it out here on Digital Photography School.
Creative Photography Business Cards—In an era where the b-card is used less and less, having a unique and memorable card becomes more important. The Design Rosource Box published this collection of 31 innovative business cards. Even if you don’t need new b-cards today, someday you will.
High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) Announced by the ITU—(Mark this as boring but revolutionary.) With all of our pocket-produced videos consuming substantial chucks of web bandwidth, the International Telecommunication Union announced a new video codec this week (here). The ITU is an agency of the United Nations focused on information and communication technology. While this might seem rather technical (which it is), it’s a significant announcement. The entire HDSLR revolution was started with the use of the H.264 codec in the Canon 5D Mark II. The new codec, H.265, will expand our ability to transit more moving images with less bandwidth.
Creating A Shot List For Still & Video Projects—Staying organized and moving forward during a shoot is critical. Rich Harrington provides valuable insights in this post on his blog.
Copyright Alliance: A Huge Resource For Creatives—The concept of intellectual property continues to evolve and, in the eyes of many, lags far behind the evolution of digital devices and media. The Copyright Alliance is a huge resource for creatives of all types.
Luxi Incident Light Meter Adapter for iPhone on Kickstarter—I’m a fan of crowd-sourced funding. Sites like KickStarter are a way to help worthy causes and ideas get off the launchpad. Last week, I came upon the Luxi–which promises to convert your iPhone into a lightmeter. Check it out here. And yes, I signed up to be a Luxi backer.